Colin Sullivan lives in New Brunswick in Canada, where growing small amounts of cannabis is legal.
But he noticed that tiny nibbles were being taken out of his carefully-tended crop.
Once he found the culprit he exposed them on Facebook: “For 2 days in a row I’ve caught this little pot-head taking leaves off of my plant and eating them until he passes out,” he wrote.
“He’s missing an ear so it may be self medication for his PTSD but I still think its time for an Intervention.
“I’ll let him sleep this one off,” he added, “but when he wakes up he’s getting a real stern talking-to.”
A couple of days later, Colin shared an update on the small stoner’s condition: “So it’s been a couple of rough days for our little baked buddy here and despite a belly ache and a wicked bad case of the munchies I think he’ll make a full recovery.
“He’s been weaned to one medium leaf per day and seems to be adjusting well.
“One day at a time, my Friend, One day at a time”
After a week, Colin decided the druggy dormouse was ready to be released back into the wild. He posted one last poignant – and pun-packed – farewell to his weed-loving companion: “On the rodent To redemption!
“After a long and desperate battle with addiction this little mouse has grinded up his struggle , picked out the seeds and stems and is ready to roll out.”
He continued: “Weed all benefit from jointing together to help the smoke clear in any addict’s life.
“He did his very canna-best and was awarded his first 12-step chip. I may have been the one to open his cage but he was the one who set himself free .
“So long my friend, till we meet again.”
Thousand of people enjoyed the story of the marijuana mouse and Colin’s posts received thousands of comments and likes on Facebook.
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Wild mice carry all sorts of diseases including Hantavirus, Salmonellosis, Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, and even in some areas the bubonic plague.
Domesticated mice can be readily adopted through pet stores or responsible breeders.